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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1992 NO. 27 > Nov 13 1992

RCW 81.48.010 provides that it is a misdemeanor for an engineer driving a locomotive to fail to ring the bell or sound the whistle when approaching certain railroad crossings.  An engineer can comply with this statute by either ringing the bell or, in the alternative, sounding the whistle.  The engineer need not do both.